Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



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Postdoctoral Research Staff Member

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Post Docs
Organization:  Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 103242
Job Code: Post-Dr Research Staff 1 (PDS.1)
Date Posted: January 05 2018

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Staff Member to perform research and development in environmental and medical microbiome using molecular and bioinformatics techniques.  This position is in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division.
 
Essential Duties
- Conduct research and development in microorganism analysis using microbiological and molecular detection techniques such as whole metagenome DNA sequencing, amplicon sequencing, RNA-Seq, DNA microarray.
- Design, implement, and analyze techniques and computing approaches to enhance sensitivity of microbial detection via sequencing and microarray protocols.
- Contribute to and actively participate in the conception, design, and execution of research to address defined problems.
- Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
- Organize, analyze, and present data from research at seminars, technical meetings, national and international conferences.
- Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment and other national laboratories and industry to accomplish research goals.
- Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
- Maintain an accurate and detailed laboratory notebook including complete records of experiments.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
- Recent PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, molecular microbiology, biological sciences or related field.
- Experience in molecular techniques including sample preparation, nucleic acid extraction and amplification, DNA sequencing, DNA microarrays and multiplexed assays.
 - Experience in developing and applying new bioinformatics software tools to solve problems in computational genomics.
- Experience with programming skills in some aspect of computational biology.
- Experience in genomic sequence analysis.
- Ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution; ability to understand and analyze experimental results and work as part of solution-development teams that span hardware, software, and domain applications.
- Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
- Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information.
 
Desired Qualifications
- Experience with scientific computing applications for genomics and working knowledge of Unix/Python/PERL/R/Bioconductor.
- Experience with metagenomic sequence analysis and microarray probe design.
- Visualization and data analysis experience.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
 

Security Clearance:  None required.

 

Note:   This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years.  Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

 

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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